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A Field Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore


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List of plates Anatomy and plumage of a bird Glossary and abbreviations BACKGROUND Introduction to Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Conservation The Avifauna Migration Breeding Birdwatching in Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore FAMILY AND SPECIES DESCRIPTIONS APPENDICES Appendix 1: Table of night bird calls Appendix 2: Table of barbet calls Appendix 3: Hills, peaks, hill-stations, and mountain passes cited in the text Appendix 4: Islets and islands cited in the text Appendix 5: Conservation bodies, ornithological clubs, publications, and museums Appendix 6: A checklist of the birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore Bibliography Index

About the Author

Allen Jeyarajasingam was born in Kuala Lumpur in August 1959 and has been interested in natural history since he was a child. He has contributed numerous articles and papers in nature magazines and journals in Malaysia and abroad. Allen's expertise has been in demand for consultancy work on surveys and other conservation projects in Malaysia. He has also travelled to Singapore, Japan, Mauritius, Kenya, the UK, and Australia in pursuit of birds. He is an active member of the Malaysian Nature Society (MNS) and sits on the Bird Conservation Council of the society. He served as chairman of the council from 1999 - 2002 and was also chairman of the Records Committee from 1998 - 2005. He is one of the editors of the Council's Bimonthly Bulletin "SUARA ENGGANG" (Voice of the Hornbill). He has co-authored "BIRDS - A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore", published by Sun Tree Publishing (Singapore) in 1993. Alan Pearson is a secondary school teacher and freelance bird illustrator with over thirty-five years of experience bird watching around the world. He has illustrated six previous field guides covering Europe and North America, one of which has been translated into seven different languages, and he has contributed work to other books and magazines. Since marrying his Malaysian-born wife Anne twenty-five years ago, he has spent a large amount of time in that country, giving him considerable first-hand experience of the birds there. several publications to his credit.


This very useful book is especially highly recommended for all birdwatchers traveling to the region. * Acta Ornithol *

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